“8B-48 to night shift: I’ll say goodnight now… it’s been a pleasure,” said Officer Mark Goodman over the police radio at the end of his shift on Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday, June 27th, after nearly 23 years with the Idaho Falls Police Department, Officer Mark Goodman is saying “goodbye” to his teammates and “hello” to retirement.
Officer Goodman is known by his peers at the IFPD as “8B-48, and after he declared his “10-code” Tuesday evening signifying a sign-off for the night, Goodman was met with several responses of kind farewells from peers on the night shift.
Goodman only has one more day with the Idaho Falls Police Department. On Wednesday evening, he will sign off for the final time and will be officially “out of service.”
The IFPD will lose a total of 4 long-time veterans of the police force in the next few weeks as they sign off and transition to life as retired law enforcement officers.
The department currently has 6 vacant positions for patrol officers, and with these retirements, the department will have 10 vacancies.
The other three retirees of the police department are:
- Lieutenant Dennis Tremayne – 48 years of service
- Sergeant Pat McKenna – 27.5 years of service
- Officer Lynn Billman – 27 years of service
The wisdom these upstanding gentlemen have passed down to the rest of the department over the years has been a benefit to the entire team. Their contributions have made a significant impact in ensuring the safety of the people of Idaho Falls. All of these fine officers will be sorely missed.